Recently, I had the privilege of visiting Branson, MO to seek out all of the amazing experiences this town had to offer during the holidays. I’ve never been in a place with so many talented people. Every show was truly remarkable and this one was no exception.
Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Adults and children alike will be fully entertained when attending Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson, MO. People from all over the world fill this 35,000 sq. ft. arena and for good reason. Horse back riding stunts, ice skaters, special effects and of course plenty of Christmas magic were in abundance when we sat in the audience this past holiday season. We were not only entertained but also fed well. So much food, I could have taken left overs home for a second meal and I totally would have because it was so, so good.
Be prepared to cheer on your side for a showcase like no other. Grab a flag and wave it proudly as your representatives attempt various competitions and stunts. To see the smiles from so many children and to hear families cheer loudly is sure to get you in the spirit of a little healthy competition.
Warm up your best singing voice because you can’t help but sing along when they start with the amazing Christmas songs. Be entertained with such a remarkable display of fun for the holidays. If this doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, I don’t know what will.
This show does a wonderful job of reminding you the reason for the season (something you see a lot of in Branson) with a live nativity scene. It really is breathtaking. I have never seen anything like it.
No show would be complete without a visit from Santa Clause and he arrives by horse and sleigh. Kids marveled at his sight. It was the perfect ending to such a magical, family centered, joyful show. Every moment, from start to finish, was captivating. I honestly didn’t want to leave to go to the restroom with fears that I would miss something. Yes, it was that good.
Dolly Parton’s Stampede was the perfect mixture of exciting family fun full of laughter, oohhhs and ahhhs with the sweetest spirit of Christmas intertwined. Whomever worked on this show’s production worked hard to provide an experience for the senses, keeping persons of all ages in mind.
Here are a few more tips to help you plan your next trip:
- Book your tickets in advance because the holiday shows book up fast.
- Arrive early (50 minutes prior) for the preshow (some good ole’ live country music).
- Remember that you are getting a four-course meal so come hungry. They also have vegetarian options so let them know if you have dietary needs.
- Children under three are free if they sit in a parent’s lap.
- The facility is fully accessible to individual’s with special needs and they are happy to help if you need it. (Seriously, nicest people ever.)
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Seriously, you won’t regret a moment spent during this dinner show experience. I can’t wait to return with my family. When visiting Branson, this is a must see show.
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**I was brought to Branson as part of a sponsored media trip but all opinions are 100% my own.